ROLL CALL --- Special Ed teachers & Parapros

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  1. LSteacher

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    - Middle School
    - 6th grade
    - Self Contained Life Skills
    - Two parapros
    - First year teaching
    - Love AND hate my job. I've got 4 kids and one is very, very difficult. I've also been dealing with school politics :(
     
  2. misserin78

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    Parapro

    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? Elementary
    Grades taught: Kindergarten
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: My classroom is a little of all of these, it'll be pretty neat
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? I work with 2 SPED teachers and 4 Gen Ed teachers.
    How many years teaching/assisting? I've been an ECE teacher for about 15 years. This is my first job in El. Ed that is not teaching drama.
    Love your job, hate your job? Not sure yet...its too new. But I sure love 5 year olds so I think I'll like it.
     
  3. jedipwnces

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    Middle School
    Grades taught: 6, 8
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Fundamentals Math 6th and 8th (Resource, but I don't know about push/pull-- they're all mine for 1st, 2nd and 5th period), and Modified MAC (which is like the self-contained group, because they are together in all classes, but the kids rotate from teacher to teacher within the SpEd department)-- I have everything. AU, MR, ED, LD, SI... we're a diverse group!
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? I was one for the last two years! my heart goes out to you all-- so much work, so little pay! We have 4 SpEd Paras.
    How many years teaching/assisting? First year to teach, Lord help me. Two years as a Para.
    Love your job, hate your job? Well, I love it from 8 to 4, and hate it from 4 to 8. Lots of long days, late evenings, and panic attacks. It's going to be a long year.
     
  4. Gimet

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary?
    Grades taught: Preschool Special Education
    Self-contained
    How many parapros do you work with? (currently one)
    How many years teaching/assisting? (around 30)
    Love your job, hate your job? (Love it!)
     
  5. swansong1

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    Our little group continues to flourish!
     
  6. rodgersr

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    Middle School
    Grades taught: 6-8
    Self-contained/Life Skills
    How many parapros do you work with? 1 4hr 1-1 and 2 6hr life savers
    How many years teaching/assisting? 17 yrs. 2 yrs subbing, 4 yrs resource, 7 yrs resource/life skills, 2 yrs life skills
    Love your job, hate your job? Love my job and my kids
     
  7. ZoomZoomZOOM

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    I updated our list. If you're not on there, then it's probably because I wasn't quite sure where to put you.
     
  8. mstrohm

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? Middle School
    Grades taught: 6 and 7
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Some in, some out
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? 2 paras
    How many years teaching/assisting? 27
    Love your job, hate your job? Love the kids, HATE the paperwork and bureaucracy.
     
  9. anewstart101

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? All
    Grades taught: preschool through adult transition
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Hospital teacher
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? 0
    How many years teaching/assisting? 2
    Love your job, hate your job? Incredibly heat warming
     
  10. beatlebug731

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    Can I get on the list too? I'm a certified sped teacher looking for a job.
     
  11. ZoomZoomZOOM

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    BUMP

    If your info has changed or you're not on the list - - RESPOND BELOW! :D
     
  12. mom2mikey

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    This year I'm 1-12 Multiple Complex Needs instead of 3-12 Multiple Complex Needs as I'm getting a young one :).
     
  13. btteach

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? Elementary
    Grades taught: 3rd through 5th
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Self-contained
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? 6
    How many years teaching/assisting? 11
    Love your job, hate your job? LOVE LOVE LOVE
     
  14. Kate Change

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    I teach primary ASD. I like it a lot and love to talk about it.
     
  15. teachsph2008

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    Self contained
    But I should only have grades 9-12 now.
    I have one para
    Things are going much better. I'm actually beginning to love my job again.
     
  16. Nana8

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    Aug 13, 2010

    Hi,
    Secondary, Inclusion teacher
    This year I'll teach 3 classes math 9-12 and 3 classes of Inclusion 9th grade
    4 years parapro, 3 years math, 3 years Inclusion
    Love my job
     
  17. RJN

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? Middle

    Grades taught: 7-9

    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Self-contained

    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? usually 3, but this year 2

    How many years teaching? this will be 23 :eek:

    Love your job, hate your job? I LOVE MY JOB!
     
  18. ZoomZoomZOOM

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    Aug 13, 2010

    UPDATED :D
     
  19. teacher333

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    * Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? ELEMENTARY
    * Grades taught: GRADE 3
    * Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: FULL INCLUSION
    * How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? 1, BUT ONLY IF WE HAVE A CHILD WHO GETS A PERSONAL PARA
    * How many years teaching/assisting? SINCE 1997
    * Love your job, hate your job? LOVE IT!
     
  20. karebear76

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    Aug 13, 2010

    4th grade only
    pull out resource (possibly some inclusion)
    work with a 1:1 para this year for student in wheelchair
     
  21. eje1219

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? My full time is Middle/Secondary and I also work part time with 0-5 year olds.
    Grades taught: This year I will have 7-9 but I have had 7-12 in the past
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Self-Contained-life skills 6:1:1
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? 1 ta and 1 aide
    How many years teaching/assisting? I have been teaching for 10 years
    Love your job, hate your job Love it most of the time!
     
  22. pinkrobots27

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? Elementary

    Grades taught: 3-5

    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Self-contained

    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? We don't call them paras here but I have one assistant.

    How many years teaching? This year is my first.

    Love your job, hate your job? I like it. I love my students and feel lukewarm about my admin and school system.
     
  23. mommyre

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    Wanna be added? Answer these QUESTIONS:

    • Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary?
    • Grades taught:
    • Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other:
    • How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)?
    • How many years teaching/assisting?
    • Love your job, hate your job?
    [/QUOTE]

    I am teaching at a community college in the Adult Compensatory Education program for mentally challenged adults! We are self-contained and the amount of parapros depends on whether or not the individual student has a CAP worker right now about 12 of them do, I have taught a year of Elementary in the regular ed classroom, and now this. I love the students and my job!
     
  24. LifeSkills

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? Early Childhood
    Grades taught: Pre-K
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Self-contained
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? 2
    How many years teaching/assisting? 6 years
    Love your job, hate your job? Love it!:D
     
  25. SunnyReader

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? Elem.
    Grades taught: 3rd
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: Self-contained
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? 0! just me and 10 kids.
    How many years teaching/assisting? 3rd year
    Love your job, hate your job? Love it!
     
  26. stillearning

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    Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary? Middle
    Grades taught: 6-8
    Self-contained, Resource pull-in, Resource push-out, or other: SC/ Life Skills
    How many parapros do you work with (or paras - how many teachers do you work with)? 2
    How many years teaching/assisting? 9-10
    Love your job, hate your job? LOVE IT!!
     
  27. Smilin

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    Aug 26, 2010

    * Elementary
    * Grades K-3
    * Resource pull-in and Resource push-out
    * Work with 7 teachers and 4 T.A.s
    * 8 years teaching and 2 years assisting
    * LOVE my job :)
     

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